Dan Leach

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Born and raised in one of the nation’s most important cities, Detroit, Dan Leach has always had a very deep connection to the city and teams he grew up loving and rooting for. Even while working in TV and Radio away from the Motor City, his love for his hometown and its great teams never wavered. Rumors of him coming out of the womb signing “Forward Down The Field” lead to epic trips to Lions and Michigan football games with his grandpa and father starting at age two. There his bond and love of sports was born.

A graduate and classmate of Charlie Batch and Earl Boykins at Eastern Michigan University , he was often seen cracking Boykins up as he diagramed plays in one of the greatest college courses ever assembled, “Theory of Basketball 101.” Dan then was lucky enough to be baptized in broadcasting as an intern with Dan “Touchdown Detroit Lions” Miller at Fox 2. Stops in Costa Rica (some of the most beautiful women in the world), Atlanta, and Florida followed.

He comes back home to join 97.1 The Ticket after hosting nationally syndicated shows on Sports Byline USA and Sirius Satellite Radio. Dan has also called football and basketball play-by-play on radio and TV, most recently on the NAFL game of the week on CAMTV.

An avid hot air balloon enthusiast, huge Pearl Jam fan, and always willing to look at both sides of an argument or story, Dan could not be happier to be joining the great team at 97.1 The Ticket. He looks forward to sparking hearty debate, entertaining the great people of Michigan, and making the world a better place one listener at a time.

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on after his pass is intercepted by Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

DTM’s Top 5 Worst Plays In Sports History

At the bitter end of one of the best title games of all time, one of the most boneheaded, inexplicable and flat-out stupidest plays in sports history was the difference.

97.1 The Ticket–02/02/2015

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Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Super Bowl XLIX Edition

The Super Bowl is finally here and this is where the #DTMPREDICTIONMACHINE takes it to another level.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks with Jerry Jones before a Sunday night game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: 2015 NFL Divisional Playoff Edition

The playoffs are finally here and this is where the DTM Prediction Machine takes it to another level.

97.1 The Ticket–01/09/2015

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Top 5 Most Devastating Detroit Sports Letdowns

It’s the tough part of why we love sports so much.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2015

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 06: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls a play at the line during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 6, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Leach’s NFL Locks: Week 17 ‘The Time Is Now To Hitch A Ride On The Bullet Train’ Edition

As we enter the final week of the regular season, Dan Leach’s weekly NFL picks have been on fire all year long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.

97.1 The Ticket–12/27/2014

Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 and linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week 15 ‘Just Livin’ The Dream’ Edition

As we enter the home stretch, I have been on fire for you all season long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2014

Rick Monash (center) and his sons. (Credit: Family Photo)

Rest In Peace Rick Monash, You Touched So Many So Deeply [BLOG]

I think we forget sometimes just how lucky we are to have such beautiful people in our lives and it is times like these that remind us just how lucky we are.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2014

The Lions enter the second half of the season in control of their own destiny. When's the last time we said that?  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week ’10 Here We Go Again’ Edition

Coming off yet another 4-1 week, my 5th in the last 7, it’s time to get back on the undefeated train.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 26, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week ‘9 Times’ Edition

I’ve been on fire for you all season long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: A general overview of Ford Field during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Jeremy Rafter/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week ‘8 And Feeling Great’ Edition

Week 8 will leave us all feeling great with some pre Lions bye week perfection. And….Here….We….Go!

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014



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